The EDvantage Adds 800 New Resources For Fall Semester

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Additional videos, articles and images bolster hub’s expanding library

Arlington, Va. (Sept. 4, 2014) – With the college semester underway, faculty are looking for new ways to engage students in class. The EDvantage, a free online resource hub for educators, announces the addition of more than 800 resources to its content library for the 2014-15 school year. The update brings the total number of content available to nearly 3,000 items.

New resources have been added to subjects including economics, philosophy and history. A new website feature also highlights the most popular resources, so faculty can identify what pieces of content have been most effective for their colleagues. Resources are curated from across the ideological spectrum to help students develop critical thinking skills by approaching topics from different perspectives. The EDvantage also includes textbook guides to help find the right content to pair with college courses.

“We spent the summer uploading new resources to help make it easy for faculty to find timely content to include in their courses,” said Josh Owens, director of The EDvantage. “Using videos that break down complex topics with help from pop-culture touchstones, faculty will capture student attention and drive discussion.”

The update includes the video “How They Beat the Oregon Trail IRL” and the article “Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today.”

Launched in October 2013, The EDvantage curates high-quality content, including videos, articles and supplemental learning guides, so instructors can spend less time searching and more time teaching. With thousands of resources available, The EDvantage helps make the lesson planning process more efficient and innovative.

About The EDvantage

The EDvantage is a free online resource hub for educators. The online portal curates high-quality resources, including videos, articles and supplemental learning guides, so instructors can spend less time searching and more time teaching. Designed to provide educators with creative supplements, The EDvantage is a dynamic resource for professors and high school teachers looking to expand their lessons beyond the traditional textbook. Resources embrace views from across the ideological spectrum, encouraging the development of critical thinking skills. The EDvantage is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. For more information, visit www.theEDvantage.org

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